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Drama as China Bans Celebrities From Flaunting Their Wealth On Social Media

In China's newest assault on the entertainment industry, celebrities are no longer allowed to flaunt their wealth on social media. 

On Tuesday, China's Cyberspace Administration announced that celebrities in the country will not be permitted to use social media to'show off wealth' or 'extravagant pleasure.' 

The regulations also prohibit celebrities from disclosing inaccurate or private information, inciting fans to fight one another, or creating rumors.

According to Business Insider, celebrities' and followers' social media pages will be expected to follow "public order and good customs," "correct public opinion orientation and value orientation," "advance communist fundamental values," and "keep a healthy style and taste." 

The new limits come as China continues to tighten its grip on the entertainment industry, which includes a crackdown on celebrity culture. 

At a Communist Party-hosted entertainment industry symposium in September, China's celebrities were cautioned that they must "oppose the degenerate ideals of money worship, hedonism, and radical individualism."

'Love the party, love the country, defend morality and art,' read the slogan at the Beijing summit. 

Senior party leaders and showbiz executives were in attendance, and they were told they had to adhere to social principles, personal integrity, and family values. 

According to state media, conference attendees were instructed to "actively forsake crude and kitsch inferior tastes, and consciously oppose the decadent ideals of money worship, hedonism, and radical individualism." 

In August, a list of 'misbehaving celebrities' purportedly blacklisted by Beijing was shared on social media.

Zhao, 45, and Zheng, 30, were both named on the list, as was Chinese-Canadian pop singer Kris Wu, who was detained earlier this year on accusations of rape.


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